you're invited: Global Meetings Industry Day celebration, 6 April

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is a day dedicated to celebrating the meetings industry and the positive impact it has on our cities, businesses and economies. There are hundreds of events planned all over the globe, all in celebration of the GMID movement - and ours will be the first to take place.

At our event, we will be launching the Australasian chapter of the Association for Women in Events (AWE) - leveraging GMID to celebrate the impact that women have in the events industry! We’ll hear from global event professionals from the USA and Europe via live stream, and from our local heroines in the room. It's free to attend, so don't miss out on this great event!

A fantastic Wellington location, yummy brekkie, awesome people and the chance to chat with your peers about revolutionizing the exhibition, events and meetings industry...what's not to love?


  • Carrie Abernathy, Co-Founder and President of AWE - the US perspective on our industry

  • Marie-Claire Andrews, Director AWE/CEO ShowGizmo - tales of being a woman in event tech

  • Rachel Bartlett, European President of IACC - the UK angle

  • Sue Sullivan, CEO CINZ - how NZ can lead the way

  • Lotta Boman, CEO Sigtunahojden in Sweden - what's happening in Europe


When:  April 6th, 8:30am - 9:30am  

Where: Cliftons, Level 28, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, Wellington

Cost: Free -thanks to the iacc!

Coffee and hot breakfast will be served. As a thank you, you’ll be invited to join AWE with a discount code for membership! 

Huge thanks to Cliftons for the wonderful venue, for the support from the IACC to cater in the style we’re used to and for access to Rachel and Lotta, to CINZ for providing the inimitable Sue as a speaker and for promoting this event.